Bradley: I'm glad to be back on the pitch again

Conor Bradley made his return to the team during Tuesday’s win against Burton Albion after missing last weekend’s clash at Accrington through a one-match suspension and says he's glad to be back on the pitch again.

“I loved it [being back in the Starting XI]. It was disappointing being suspended on Saturday, but to be back in the team and the way we won the game was brilliant.

The Liverpool loanee could play no part on the field at Accrington last week, but he did make the trip to East Lancashire to support his pals at the Wham Stadium.

“It was important to make sure I’m part of the group and make sure that I go to the games even if I’m suspended and show my support for the lads. So, I felt like it was quite important that I went, and I was glad that I went too because it was a great game!

“I feel like I’m quite close with all of them to be fair. Obviously, I was eager to watch the game and I fully enjoyed it.”

As much as he enjoyed watching his teammates come back from two goals down to win thanks to Dapo Afolayan’s goal in front of a huge Wanderers away following, Bradley admits that he much prefers doing what he does best out on the grass.

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“Obviously, it’s not best watching from the side, but it was good to be back Tuesday night, and for us to pick up the 3 points was brilliant.

He added: “It would’ve been a much different game [had Wanderers got the first goal], but not everything goes your way in football. We went a goal down, which was disappointing, but the way we came back was brilliant and we showed great character to get the winner in the last seconds.

“We just had to keep believing in what we do and just keep going. And we did that, and thankfully, we got the goals.

“It was very exciting [being out there]. I was gutted when I missed. I thought that was it. But then it fell to Jon, and I was begging him to score. Thankfully, he did, and it was an unbelievable celebration.

“To get two wins on the bounce is really important for us, and hopefully we can make it three on Saturday.”

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October has been a month of highs and lows for Ian Evatt’s side and the 19-year-old has expressed the importance of taking the rough with the smooth as the Whites look to build momentum going into November.

“It’s important we don’t get too high with the wins and too low with the losses. So, it’s important to keep calm as the gaffer said, but we just need to try and keep this momentum up and keep getting as many points on the board as we can.

“I’m loving it here! It’s been really good since I came and everyone’s helped me settle, and everyone’s been so good to me, including the coaching staff and the gaffer. So, I’m loving it here and hopefully, it continues.”


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